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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • October 18, 2013

    Julian raises spectre of Solar Farms on York’s Greenbelt with Minister

    On Thursday, Julian voiced his concerns in Parliament over large scale solar farms in the rural, open countryside. He has previously raised concerns over the Council’s proposed 40 ‘areas of search’ for wind farms in the draft Local Plan. However, due to the lack of sufficient wind speeds and scale of public objections, there is apprehension […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian calls for Badger Oral Vaccine to be Prioritised

    The pilot badger culls have now been carried out in the two designated areas, and many concerns have been raised over whether the cull should be extended. Julian has received a large volume of correspondence from constituents who are very concerned over the culls, and has explained that he sees the cull as an interim […]
  • October 17, 2013

    Julian’s October Column

    With conference season now behind us and Parliament back in session this week, I’m really glad that politicians from all parties are back into full swing with the more serious and important work of governance. As a keen observer of this three-week political ego contest, it is easy to forget that party conferences barely even […]
  • October 11, 2013

    Julian presents greenbelt petition to York Council

    Last night, Julian attended a Council meeting at York’s Guildhall in St Helen’s Square, where he formally presented his petition to ‘Protect York’s Greenbelt’. The petition, which calls on the Council to rethink its draft Local Plan proposals to take 2400 acres out of the greenbelt for development, has achieved 1200 signatures – 200 more […]
  • October 10, 2013

    Julian raises case for ring road expansion with Prime Minister

    Julian has appealed to the Prime Minister for assistance in securing the necessary investment for dualling York’s northern outer ring road. Julian welcomed the Prime Minister to the constituency earlier today, before he hosted a ‘PM Direct’ Q&A session with employees at the Portakabin site, near Monks Cross. In a private conversation with Mr Cameron, […]
  • September 16, 2013

    Julian hits out at Council’s plans to cut gritting budget

    The City of York Council is planning to reduce the Winter Maintenance budget by £60,000, leading to many roads being downgraded on the gritting routes. Conservative Councillor George Barton has already criticised the policy, but now Julian has also waded into the debate. In a letter to Roger Ransom, the Council’s Assistant Director for Highways, […]
  • September 12, 2013

    Further Developments over the Health Funding Formula

    Julian recently met with Health Minister Dan Poulter to press for better health funding for his constituents. Julian was joined by fellow York and North Yorkshire MPs, to discuss the comparatively poor level of health funding our area receives as a result of a specific disparities in the formula. Julian said: “I am pleased that […]
  • September 11, 2013

    £2 million Cash Boost for York Hospital to Improve A&E Services in Winter

      Julian Sturdy has welcomed the Health Secretary’s announcement that York Hospital will receive an additional £2 million in funding. Jeremy Hunt recently announcement that £500 million will be made available over the next two years as part of the Government’s priority to provide a higher standard of care for the elderly. Julian commented “I […]
  • September 6, 2013

    Julian’s September Column

      Back pain is a common medical condition, which affects most people at some point during their lifetime. I myself suffer from back pain, a common complaint amongst farmers (some might say one of many complaints from farmers) and receive treatment from a chiropractor to manage the condition. The Prime Minister has also been suffering […]
  • August 30, 2013

    Julian’s Comments on the Recent Syrian Developments

    Following the vote last night Julian wanted to explain to constituents the reasons why he voted the way that he did, he stated that: “I believe that the recent events which have occurred in Syria demonstrate a humanitarian catastrophe, the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime is clearly an atrocious act of violence […]